Global Health Observatory (GHO) data

Infant mortality


Infant mortality rate for children in the poorest 20% urban households is about twice as high as that among children in the richest 20% urban households, globally

LAC = Latin America and Carribean

Note: These results represent averages of those countries for which urban Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) and Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS) data were available for coverage of antenatal care (4 visits) during 2005–2013 (Africa=42 countries, LAC=11 countries, Asia-Pacific=24 countries, Eastern Europe=9 countries). As such, they are not representative of the regions as a whole.

Source: WHO calculations based on data from DHS and MICS, 2005–2013.

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